Posts filed under: Back to Basics

  • abandon resolutions
Last year, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I tried creating a specific vision for the year I’d like to have. I thought, “It’s what I train business owners to do for their organizations; why not give it a...
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  • manufacturing - electronics
Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? I’m a good news first kind of person, so I’ll answer my question and start with the good news. The manufacturing industry is rebounding and entering a...
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The manufacturing industry is hurting. For years the industry declined in the U.S. for a variety of reasons in the business environment. Now, the industry is facing a renaissance but can’t find enough people to bring a new manufacturing era...
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  • Training development for research
I have to start this post with a quote from an online article from Contracting for Business titled Even Accidental Plagiarism Can Cost You. Authors C. Greer and M. Michel say, “With the Internet, plagiarism is on the rise. In...
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  • Virtual team
Being a team leader means knowing the nuances of the teams you’ll lead. Here’s a primer. (An excerpt from Leading Teams that Get Results) Virtual and Global Teams: What’s the Difference? Virtual teams or geographically dispersed teams share commonalities with...
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  • Stuffed bear at computer
I’m taking a brief hiatus from posts about team cohesion this week because: My kid just applied for and got his first job. I’ve been immersed in my friend and colleague Michael Thomas Sunnarborg‘s MeetUp for professionals in career transition. The...
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  • Team working together
Spring is the season of renewal. As we enjoy the transformation of nature and eventual warmer weather, let’s take the month of April to explore some ideas that can help transform ourselves and our work. Think about the last time...
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  • Fortune: Success Grows from Within
Do you believe in serendipity? I’ll admit I didn’t think about it much until last week. I looked up the definition to make sure it was happening to me, and yes, “I experienced an occurrence of events by chance in...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Lessons Learned Just Ahead sign
Several days ago I celebrated my birthday. Whenever I do, I think about playing Monopoly and the excitement of passing the “GO” square on the board and collecting $200. In a game that seemed to go on forever, passing “GO”...
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